We recently postponed our National conference to Easter next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus. Please pray for us.
Zimbabwe has three official “imported” cases of COVID-19. One has passed on. Two are said to be recovering well. Available data points to existing local transmission. It appears that we have no capacity to contain and mitigate a generalised outbreak. There is a general lack of protective equipment for health workers. Government says that there are about 10,000 protective suits for all public hospitals, 100,000 masks and USD 3,000,000.00 to cater for a population of about 14,000,000.00. Doctors and nurses have gone on strike citing “incapacitation”. Private hospitals are outside the means of most of the population. The main isolation centre has just been renovated by the Chinese who have come in to help. A few other centres are being set up and it said these will be functional in 3-6 weeks. Boarders with all neighbouring countries have been closed except for cargo.
Pray for the capacitation of health workers and the containment of local transmission.
LEWIS URIRI (CMML Zimbabwe)